Khuda ke Liye flops in India

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Yes,You heard it right.the mega hit urdu movie of 2007 khuda ke liye fails to impress cine viewers in bollywood.The film opened to lukeworm response from the first day and collections are extremely poor.The critics have given some good reviews to the movie ,however the film is a complete no at the box office ( Showbizhungama news bureau)
Posted 14 Apr 2008

not a flop
Posted 14 Apr 2008

paki lion said:

Yes,You heard it right.the mega hit urdu movie of 2007 khuda ke liye fails to impress cine viewers in bollywood.The film opened to lukeworm response from the first day and collections are extremely poor.The critics have given some good reviews to the movie ,however the film is a complete no at the box office ( Showbizhungama news bureau)




u got to be kidding man :) the movie was a limited release it was released with 100 prints in selected cities and its opening weekend it has made 44 lac rupees which is quite gud considering that its a limited, i have noticed that indian media specially indiafm aka showbiz hungama is spreading sh*tt abt the movie
Posted 14 Apr 2008

Abrardh1 says
charizmatic said:

paki lion said:

Yes,You heard it right.the mega hit urdu movie of 2007 khuda ke liye fails to impress cine viewers in bollywood.The film opened to lukeworm response from the first day and collections are extremely poor.The critics have given some good reviews to the movie ,however the film is a complete no at the box office ( Showbizhungama news bureau)




u got to be kidding man :) the movie was a limited release it was released with 100 prints in selected cities and its opening weekend it has made 44 lac rupees which is quite gud considering that its a limited, i have noticed that indian media specially indiafm aka showbiz hungama is spreading sh*tt abt the movie

Thats what I thought, it did well at the box office, I think we are getting different reports.
Posted 14 Apr 2008

some guy is spreading rumor thats kkl flop in india
Posted 14 Apr 2008

actually indian media is divided over the film some newspapers and websites are telling different stories and some r different.
Posted 15 Apr 2008

STANDARD says
no..no..no..geo has annouced ..the movie has declared in 4th number in india with all bollywood movie..
and many movies behind from KKL.
Posted 15 Apr 2008

STANDARD said:

no..no..no..geo has annouced ..the movie has declared in 4th number in india with all bollywood movie..
and many movies behind from KKL.



ya KKL is on nr 4,,and jodha akbar is on nr 5 at boxoffice
Posted 15 Apr 2008

~Fragi~ says
Movie's Review at SantaBanta.com

Khuda Kay Liye
By Subhash K Jha

Starring Shaan, Fawad Khan, Imaan Ali & Naseeruddin Shah
Written & Directed by Shoaib Mansoor
Rating: ****




Nothing you say or do can exonerate you from the sin of missing this film.

No review on either side of the border, or the ones by our learned critics abroad have done justice to the film thematic power and enrapturing almost mesmeric execution of a plot that takes the director through three geopolitical zones without stumbling during the historic journey.

Khuda Kay Liye is that rare historical testament to our troubled times that not only puts forward groundbreaking rousing and disturbing ideas on religious amd cultural identity as defined by western imperialism, it also manges to be an acutely gripping take on the wages of 'sing' subsuming suspense and drama in quantities that are eminently digestible disturbing and nagging in their reverberations.

The brilliantly- structured plot takes the Pakistani characters through three continents. In Lahore writer-director Shoaib Mansoor introduces us to a liberal Pakistani family where the two sons both musicians follow separate paths.





While the younger son, played by Fawad Khan, is brainwashed by a charismatic mullah (Rasheed Naz) into embracing fundamentalism, the elder son (played by Pakistani superstar Shan) sets off for Chicago to study music.

In the US another kind of music awaits Shan.

As he gets falsely implicated into charges of terrorism and is tortured in jail, the director cuts back into the younger brother's life and his Pakistani-British wife (model Iman Alu) who's tricked by her father into abandoning her British boyfiend to marry Fawad Khan who first tries to be a gentle and patient husband (a la Manoj Bajpai in Chandraprakash Diwedi's Pinjar) and then gets harsh with his woman, like all 'strong' men are exexpected to.

The narrative builds so many layers and levels of socio-political relevances you wonder how the pyramid of pronounced significations underlining the emotionally and physically tortured characters doesn't collapse under the weight of messages and meanings.

If the plot in Khuda Kay Liye doesn't do a 9/11 in the narrative it's because the director yokes his thought-proccesses to a vision that goes beyond aggressive propaganda.

We get swept uinto the culturally and religiously challenged world of these derelict misbegotten characters not because they have political statements to make but because their politics and religion indentity emerges from their individual conflicts and conscientiousness rather than their ability to assume emblematic shapes.

First and foremost Khuda Kay Liye is a human-interest story.

We watch the distant yet unified destinies of the two brothers acquire colour and motivation through a skilled and seamless weaving of three cultures and myriad strands of impulses emerging from the dichotomies that manoeuvre the characters from their roots to their ricocheting destinies in worlds that are torn apart by emotional and political strife.

Do not make the mistake of presuming this to be message-mongering piece of propagandist cinema. What director Shoaib Mansoor has to say about Islamic radicalism and western liberalism has a direct bearing on how we Indians live our lives.

The film is surprisingly skilled in technique. The camera stalks the three continents with the reverence of a pilgrimage but without the accompanying subservience. Some portions of the narrative involving Shan's interrogation in prison get too explicit for comfort.

But then this film hasn't been made to lull you into a false all-is-well-in-the-world sense of bonhomie. There's an irrevocable sickness at the heart of humanity and this film has no qualms in admitting it with a stunning simplicity of movement that leaves the narrative completely liberated of gimmicks and affectations.

The performances are all firsr-rate and I'm happy to see such talented actors in Pakistan (the ones who have come here so far are laughably meager in their abilities).

Yes Iman Ali as the British girl who goes through the grueling process of being conned into visiting and marrying at home (remember Vipul Shah's Namaste London?) does seem somewhat affected at times.

The affectations, if and when they occur, are far too rare in this film to affect its innate power and energy to alter, if not transform the way we look at life in a closed society.

When Naseeruddin Shah in an all-pervasive cameo opens the windows of the mind and tells us that music can never be haraam,we actually hear the sound of music wafting out of a hidden corner of our wounded hearts.

Khuda Kay Liye isn't just music to our ears. It's an eminently welcome departure from the namby-pamby depiction of religious and cultural fundamentalism we've seen so far.

This one tells it like it is. No punches pulled, no paunches sucked in.


Posted 17 Apr 2008

Cast:
* Shaan - Mansoor
* Fawad Afzal Khan - Sarmad
* Iman Ali - Maryam
* Naseeruddin Shah - Maulana Wali (Special Appearance)
* Hameed Sheikh - Sher Shah Director:Shoaib Mansoor
Khuda Kay Liye attracted audiences for being the first Pakistani film to be released in India. Apart from opening gates for serious exchange of films between India and Pakistan, Khuda Kay Liye is one movie that has differentiated myth from reality and Islam from fanaticism.Khuda Kay Liye is a story of Mansoor (Shaan) and Sarmad (Fawad Khan) two brothers, from an affluent and liberal Pakistani family, who encourages them to pursue their career in music. Khuda Kay Liye is the story of Mary (Iman Ali) who struggles to find her true identity as British-born-Pakistani. Khuda Kay Liye is also the story of those hapless Asians who became the victim of America’s post 9/11 obsessive hunt for terrorists.

The film unfolds as a dramatic clash of cultures between two rock musician brothers –Mansoor, a liberalist disapproves of the religious view of music. Sarmad is brainwashed by Mullah Tahiri (Rasheed Naz) that Islam doesn’t approve of Music and Art. Sarmad is gradually transformed from a Jeans-wearing westernized Pakistani to a so-called ‘true Muslim’. Still Sarmad could not understand why he is not happy despite making the right choice. While innocent Mansoor, having made the right choice ends up in the US prisons as one of the suspects of 9/11.

Director Shoaib Mansoor questions multiple factions of the world today – modernists for not using their brains to decide on religious preferences, liberalists for deviating from religion, extremists for mixing politics with religion and feeding misconceptions about religion to people, Non-resident Asians who are confused which place they belong to and Americans who mix religion with terrorism.

Muslims should watch this movie to see how they can hold both religion and the world in hand and strike a balance. The rest of the nation should watch this movie to get their facts right not only about Islam but also Pakistan.

My Rating : ****/5

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Posted 19 Apr 2008

Posted 24 Apr 2008

sal_fan says
somethin must be really wrong with the indian audiences if they make films like race, welcome, etc hits n not this one!
Posted 24 Apr 2008

still doing well..not a flop
Posted 24 Apr 2008

MR NICE says
I have read numerous reviews of KKL on different indian websites and except for one or two the rest of them have been very positive.

The film has been not promoted properly at all. The fact still remains that majority of people in India still prefer hardcore commerical Cinema and the same goes for Pakistan. Its only in recent years that with the opening of multiplexes in India that Indian film makers have started to experiment and make off beat films.

On the postive side here is something taken today form the indian FM site:

I'd like to laud the Shroffs of Shringar for exploiting KHUDA KAY LIYE exceptionally well in Mumbai. Unaffected by the thanda opening to the film, they never lost hope, they continued to publicize the film with equal zeal and fervour and the strategy has paid off. The film has caught on with the Mumbai audiences and the strategy of prime-shows-at-select-screens is resulting in good returns from plexes. The film is going from strength to strength
Posted 24 Apr 2008

woww awesome
Posted 24 Apr 2008

I dont have to say anyting abut the HUGE critical acclaim KKL has got in India.
As far as the Box-Office reports are concerned,The para which MR Nice has poster clears everything.
Posted 26 Apr 2008

http://www.indiafm.com/trade/top5/index.html

KKL is still at no 3 @ the indian box office in in its 3rd week and salakhain is at no 6
Posted 26 Apr 2008

if its stays one more more week it will be a hit
Posted 26 Apr 2008

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